Bravo!! The best article in here in a while. And in my opinion, assault rifles and like are precisely what the second amendment would protect more than any other gun type, in this day and age. The reason being that defense against tyranny is the biggest reason the founders created the 2nd amendment. The object of the amendment was to deter a tyrant from taking over in the first place, not so much to regain control after one took over. Secondarily it would be for an after the fact scenario to retake the government. But hordes of people armed with grandpa's old 10 gauge goose gun style weapon or even your dad's 30.30 deer rifle would hardy intimidate a would-be dictator. Jefferson also wrote of basic self-defense from crime as a reason.